THIS PACKAGE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO USE, RESULTS AND
PERFORMANCE OF THE PACKAGE IS ASSUMED BY YOU AND IF THE PACKAGE SHOULD PROVE
TO BE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
REPAIR OR OTHER REMEDIATION.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, CAN THE AUTHOR BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE
CAUSED IN ANY USUAL, SPECIAL, OR ACCIDENTAL WAY, ALSO IF THE OWNER OR A THIRD
PARTY HAS BEEN POINTED AT SUCH POSSIBILITIES OF DAMAGE.
This install applies to "Desert Dream" © 1993 Kefrens.
This install requires WHDLoad and DIC to be in the path.
To install from a different drive than DF0: select installation mode Expert.
The installed demo requires 0.5 MB ChipMem and 0.5 MB OtherMem
(+1.8 MB OtherMem for preload).
It can be quit by pressing F10 (key can be changed with Tooltype "QuitKey=").
- Full load from HD
- Timing problems fixed (lots of work!)
- Access faults fixed (circle part)
- Self-modifying code fixed
- Interrupts fixed
- Blitter waits added (x13)
- Line drawing routine fixed (wrong BLTADAT, tunnel part)
- Graphics problems in tunnel part fixed
- Bplcon0 color bit fix
- Illegal copperlist entries fixed
- Copperlist problems fixed
- Decruncher (PowerPacker) relocated to fast memory
- Intro can be skipped with CUSTOM1
- Hidden part can be enabled with CUSTOM2
- Timing fixes can be disabled with CUSTOM3
- NewIcon (created by me)
- Source code included
- Quit option that works on 68000 machines (default key is F10)
Here's my early Christmas present and the result of many hours of work!
One of the absolute classics and still one of my favorite demos has
now been fixed to run properly on all Amigas!
Patching the parts took quite a while as there are many of them.
And then there were the timing problems in the intro...
To fix these I had to:
- create code to patch the disk version to store timing data
- use that data to emulate A500 speed
- watch the intro over and over again the check the timing
It was long and hard work, I hope you appreciate it! The timing
bugs completely destroyed the intro as it sure doesn't look good
when the missiles fly through the space ship without destroying it.
There also was disabled code in the demo to skip the intro, as I did
not want to watch the intro all the time when patching all the parts
I simply added an option to skip it.
Speaking of patching the parts, the line tunnel had a bug on fast
machines that kept me busy for a while. That the problem didn't occur
on any of my machines didn't make it any easier but in the end
a lot of guess work paid off and I fixed the problem!
Special thanks to Frequent/Ephidrena for testing.
Now there's just one other iconic demo left which REALLY deserves a
proper fix. Which means: Hardwired will follow next!
To quote myself: "Classics should run properly. Everywhere."
Merry Christmas everyone.
Greetings to all in Scarab and Scoopex, the WHDLoad team, PMC,
Musashi5150, Skan, Slummy, Loaderror, Frequent, Wayne Kerr, Mr.Spiv,
Alpha One, CFou!, Paradroid, Audiomonster, Vention, Slammer
Axis, Tim, Triace, Britelite, Buzzer and all the other usual suspects. :)
Special greetings to all Golf MK1 fans worldwide and all classic
car owners/drivers. :)
Extra greetings to the usual suspects on #amigascne, see you all at
Revision 2018! :)
version 1.1 (20.12.2017) done by StingRay:
- patch redone
- timing problems fixed
- interrupts fixed
- blitter waits added
- Bplcon0 color bit fix
- patch works with 512k chip and 512k other memory now
- 68000 quitkey support
- source code included
version 1.0 (15.07.1998) done by BlackWine:
- initial release
If you have problems with this installation please try and get a newer
version of this package from the WHDLoad WWW-Page. If that doesn't help try
some Tooltypes like NOCACHE, NOAUTOVEC, EXPCHIP, NOMMU, PAL or NTSC. If
that also fails, please inform the author via the Bug-Report-Form which
can be accessed on the WHDLoad WWW-Page.
For the full WHDLoad package, other installs and updates refer to: